The nautical chart is a fundamental
tool of marine navigation. It shows water depths, obstructions, aids to
navigation, channels, shoreline, and more – hopefully all the information
mariners need to navigate safely.
NOAA’s nautical charts are viewable here on-line. Each chart is
up-to-date with the most recent Notices to Mariners. Use these on-line
charts as a ready reference or planning tool, but you should use one of NOAA’s printed or
digital charts on your voyage. Click here to
find your closest nautical chart sales agent.